The Krishna River Management Board or KRMB restricted Telangana from using more than 3 TMC ft of water for power generation till November 2 and completely after the date. The order resulted in an immediate protest from the state.
The current water level in Srisailam stands at 858 ft, while the AP government were insisting the board to make sure the water level does not dip below 854 ft. The KRMB’s latest order seems it has acted upon the directions provided by Andhra Pradesh government.
The board anyhow said to review the matter after November 15.
The Telangana government rejected the orders and stood firm that it will resume generating power from Srisailam till the water level reaches 834 TMC ft.
Soon after the orders were passed by the board, Telangana CM K Chandrasekhara rao called a meeting with irrigation minister T. Harish Rao, Irrigation adviser R. Vidyasagar Rao, chief secretary Rajiv Sharma and engineer-in-chief C. Muralidhar and directed them to send a dissent note to the Board immediately and also to explore possibilities to fight it out legally.